Welcome to Border Tramp!
Your guide to traveling Central America on a budget
This is your source for information on how to travel Central America and the Yucatan. We’ve been traveling the region since 1976, and we’ve taken a lot of notes along the way.
So whether you’re planning your first trip, or you’re already a seasoned tramper, we have information that can help you along the way. That’s assuming you like the idea of living on a $20 a day allowance for bed, food and transportation, of course. Luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts won’t be found on this site. But what we do list are hotels and hostels with beds that cost less than $15 a person per night. We also feature street food and local eateries where you can fill up for less than the cost of a happy meal, and tips on navigating public transportation throughout the region. Included in the”Doing” sections for each destination, we cover scuba diving, Mayan ruins, volcano surfing in Nicaragua, ocean surfing in El Salvador, whale shark trips, national parks and lakes, and more. And yes, all of these can break your budget but may be affordable after the money you save sleeping, eating, and getting around.
So to get started, just browse the countries listed on the top menu bar. From within each country you can view the cities with information on sleeping, eating, getting and going, things to do, and stories of our adventures. You can also read more about us below, or in the About tab at the top. If you have questions, comments, updates to our information, or if you think that you want to write for Border Tramp, visit the Contact Us page. We hope you enjoy Border Tramp and find it useful! And if you’ve got some updates or just want to share some of your tramping adventures, tell us about them!